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  1. Growing Giant Pumpkins in the Home Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1646

    add organic matter to the soils. Fertilizer and Lime A soil test is recommended in the fall to address ... prior to spring planting. Always apply lime and fertilizers based on soil test recommendations. ... establish good soil tilth. Some growers will plant a fall cover crop such as oats, annual rye, or clover to ...

  2. Raspberries for the Home Fruit Planting

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1421

    ; however, they will be most productive on sandy loam soils that contain organic matter and plant nutrients ... determine soil pH and nutrient levels. Add all of the lime or sulfur to adjust soil pH and then add any ... necessary nutrients according to soil test recommendations. Plant raspberry bushes on ridges or in raised ...

  3. It's Patio Grilling Season, And Here Are Tips To Ward Off The Germs

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/its-patio-grilling-season-and-here-are-tips-ward-germs

    Germs are everywhere, in the air, soil, and water, and they grow faster during the summer because it’s ...

  4. Growing Cauliflower in the Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1613

    Cauliflower grows well in fertile, well-drained, moist soils with plenty of organic matter. Mulching around ... into the soil about 2 weeks before transplanting. When transplanting, use a liquid starter fertilizer ... adequate if an equal amount of rainfall does not occur. Soil pH should be maintained between 6.0 and 6.8 ...

  5. Growing Rhubarb in the Home Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1631

    preferably, overnight.  Fertilization Work the following nutrients into the soil prior to planting crowns and ... harvest as nutrients in the soil may be depleted. Do not work fertilizer into soil for established ... soils, but grows best in fertile, loamy, well-drained soil that has good organic matter content. Careful ...

  6. Buckwheat as a Cover Crop in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0122

    window (state average): June 11–Sept. 28 Semi-upright to upright growth habit: 2–5 feet Preferred soil ... tolerance Good Drought tolerance Good Low fertility tolerance Excellent Winter survival Expected winterkill ... of cover crop buckwheat. Nitrogen scavenger Good Soil builder Good Weed fighter Excellent Quick ...

  7. Financial Maturity: A Guide to Increasing Financial Returns From Your Woodland

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/f-48

    grow for the next 10 years, but should be cut. Notice that the quality of both of our yellow-poplar ... volume). What happens to our financial maturity analysis if this occurs? To answer this question, ... let's look at another tree in our woodland, a 17-inch-dbh white oak that contains two merchantable logs, ...

  8. Sudangrass as a Cover Crop in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0119

    average): May 20–Sept. 6 Upright growth habit: up to 8 feet Preferred soil pH: 6.0–7.0 Table 1. Rating the ... traits of cover crop sudangrass. Heat tolerance Excellent Drought tolerance Excellent Low fertility ... soil organic matter and reducing compaction. There is potential for prussic acid poisoning in livestock ...

  9. Pearl Millet as a Cover Crop in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0117

    establishment window (state average): May 20–Sept. 6 Upright growth habit: 2–4 feet Preferred soil pH: 5.5–7.5 ... Excellent Low fertility tolerance Very good Winter survival Winter-killed Planting Drilled at ½–1 inch 10–15 ... specific. Table 2. Rating the attributes of cover crop pearl millet. Nitrogen scavenger Very good Soil ...

  10. Soil Acidification: How to Lower Soil pH

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/agf-507

    Fertility and Fertilizers: An Introduction to Nutrient Management. (6th Ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: ... soil conditions to thrive. Throughout Ohio and many other parts of the Midwest surface soils are ... neutral to slightly alkaline. Elemental sulfur can be applied as a soil amendment to decrease the pH or ...

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